Rangers fans have been left fuming by the decision to send Daniel Candeias off against Villarreal on Thursday night, with many feeling that it cost Steven Gerrard’s side the chance of picking up all three points.
The Gers had to settle for a 0-0 draw at home to the Spaniards after the Portuguese attacking midfielder was sent off for receiving a second yellow card late on in the first half.
Unfortunately, many fans feel that the referee meant to book either Alfredo Morelos or James Tavernier instead, both of whom appeared to show more intent in challenging the Villarreal player unfairly.
It’s the second time this season that Candeias has been at the centre of sending off controversy, after another incident away to St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.
A number of refereeing decisions have went against us at home and abroad this season and many supporters are growing sick of it.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on last night’s situation…
Referee goes to book Tavernier for the foul, loses sight of him, books Candeias and doesn’t realise he’s already booked him – as he thinks it’s Tavernier he’s booking.
Completely changed the game. Ridiculously inept refereeing. https://t.co/bCL9YsjPGA
— ???????????????? ???????????????????????????? (@consciousgary) November 29, 2018
A ridiculous offside call vs Rapid Vienna. Another shocking offside call against Spartak. Now a red card for Candeias when Tavernier and Morelos committed the foul.
“These decisions even themselves out of the course of the season!”
— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) November 29, 2018
If the ref gave the toul on Tav before it all kicked off, the challenge from Morelos/Candeias doesn't even happen
— Kieran (@kieranmcl96) November 29, 2018
Actually can’t believe this is what happened…… absolutely scandalous & ruined the whole game !
Morelos fouls the player & then Candeias falls over the player https://t.co/Pyo44NKHMz
— Mr M (@MBS1872) November 29, 2018
So the officials missed the offside goal against Vienna……incorrectly ruled out Morelos goal in Spartak…..and now send off Candeias off tonight! Ridiculous standard of refereeing in the group stage! #EuropaLeague #rangersfc
— MichaelBissett (@Michael_Bissett) November 29, 2018
The referee is actually standing watching Morelos foul the guy and then yellow cards Candeias for it instead. What a fucking joke. Ref has lost the plot man.
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) November 29, 2018
Daniel Candeias being sent off because of an Alfredo Morelos foul.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) November 29, 2018
Morelos’s foul yet Candeias is sent off!? Absolutely raging ???? https://t.co/2orwIXRnBE
— Kerri Smith (@Kerri_Smith_) November 29, 2018
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